In the decade of 1990s, the Kashmir Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm. Patriotic plays on television, school functions, rallies and talk shows, everything was done to engrave the message of solidarity with the Kashmiri cause on young minds of the nation. But for many years now, the Kashmir issue has been sidelined, as if almost forgotten. The result is that the youth of today does not even know why at all we celebrate the Kashmir Day. Kashmir is not just a piece of land. Like the heart that pumps blood in the body, the rivers of Kashmir irrigate the farmlands of Pakistan. If we lose Kashmir, the day is not far when we would be begging for water. Our youth needs to be told that. -ASMA BINTE RAZI, Karachi, February 5.